I have not covered floating homes in quite sometime but I recently discovered these photos from the Seattle Municipal Archives and wanted to share them with you.
In Seattle houseboats originated as cheap housing, anyone who could scavenge logs and build floats could also build their own cheap home. Times have changed of course and in Seattle floating homes have become a luxury.
These pictures were taken during the 1950’s but I think they give you a good idea of examples of early houseboats and what can be built on a tight budget. There is no luxury living here, just basic shelter.
Photographs are courtesy of Seattle Municipal Archives